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Stephan Lewandowsky

Stephan Lewandowsky

Chair of Cognitive Psychology, University of Bristol
Stephan is a cognitive scientist, currently Chair of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Bristol and a member of the university's Cabot Institute. His research examines people’s memory and decision making, with particular emphasis on how people respond to corrections of misinformation. He has published over 140 scholarly articles, chapters, and books, including a recent journal article on how people process information about the Iraq War, which revealed the important role of skepticism in people’s ability to update their memories. He was elected a fellow of the Center for Skeptical Inquiry in 2015.

Stephan was awarded a Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award from the Australian Research Council in 2011, and he received a Wolfson Research Merit Fellowship from the Royal Society upon moving to the UK in 2013. He has contributed numerous opinion pieces to the national media on issues related to war and terrorism, and climate change. He is particularly interested in the difference between skepticism and denial when it comes to climate change.

He is one of the principals of http://www.shapingtomorrowsworld.org, a website dedicated to discussing solutions to the multiple crises facing our societies—from responses to climate change to new forms of generating energy.

We have the vaccine for climate disinformation – let's use it

Jan 30, 2020 23:48 pm UTC| Insights & Views Nature

Australias recent bushfire crisis will be remembered for many things not least, the tragic loss of life, property and landscape. But one other factor made it remarkable: the deluge of disinformation spread by climate...

Why people vote for politicians they know are liars

Dec 22, 2019 14:25 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Britain recently elected a prime minister who unlawfully shut down parliament to escape democratic scrutiny and who tells blatant falsehoods whenever it suits him. Boris Johnson casually denies the presence of media in...

Gaslighting: from partners to politicians – how to avoid becoming a victim

Aug 15, 2019 17:41 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

President Donald Trumps statement on the horrific mass shooting in El Paso on August 3 that killed 22 people and injured 24 covered a lot of ground. From video games and mental illness to the death penalty, the president...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries surge ahead of PCE and personal spending indices, FOMC member Bullard's speech

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Politics

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Science

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Technology

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AirPods ended up being one of the top-selling products for Apple, especially after the AirPods Pro was launched last fall. It is then not surprising that the tech giant wants to keep the momentum going by adding a new...
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